Bridge Programs

Qualifying Degree Programs

Applicants with a 3-year non-U.S. bachelor’s degree (or who only have the equivalent of 15 years of sequential education) cannot enroll directly into a master’s program at FDU. However, FDU offers a 3-year Bridge program for students interested in pursuing the following programs:

  • MBA
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Supply Chain Management
  • MS in Management Information Systems
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Cyber-security and Information Assurance
  • MHMS in Hospitality Management Services

NOTE: Applicants whose bachelor’s degree curriculum is compliant with the Bologna Declaration are considered for direct admission to master’s programs at FDU.

Admission Requirements

  • Students applying to a Bridge program should apply as a regular Graduate applicant.
  • In addition to all required documents, you must include a statement of purpose requesting admission into a specific Bridge program.

Program Requirements

  • The Bridge programs typically require 10 courses/30-credits that can be completed 1 year prior to joining the regular graduate program.
  • Students work with their academic adviser to choose appropriate courses, which may be at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • The Bridge program for MBA, MS in Accounting, and MS in Supply Chain Management consists of 24 credits in the first year.


Applicants with a 3-year degree who are not interested in the Bridge program and/or are pursuing a different major can either:

  • Complete 1 additional year of coursework in your home country, e.g. a post-graduate degree program or the first year of a Master’s from an accredited institution. Vocational or technical programs are generally unacceptable, and all classes must be taken on site (not online).
  • Apply to FDU as an Undergraduate Transfer Applicant


  • Fall (August) Semester:  July 1
  • Spring (January) Semester: December 1
  • Summer semester (limited programs):  May 1

Admissions are rolling. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to process your application.

Deadlines may vary according to program. Please check your desired major’s department website for more details.

Contact Information

The Office of International Admissions

1000 River Rd., T-KB1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666 USA